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2 students held in UK terror raids to be freed

2 students held in UK terror raids to be freed

Britain's High Commission in Pakistan says two Pakistani men detained during a series of terrorism raids in northern England are due to be released.

The two men were among 12 students arrested in April and are being held in immigration detention. They had been due to be deported to Pakistan after the U.K. ruled they posed a risk to British national security.

British authorities had alleged the men were connected to an al-Qaida network based in the U.K., and intended to carry out a major terrorism attack.

The British High Commission in Islamabad said Friday that deportation proceedings had been dropped.

Lawyer Mohammed Ayub says his client Sultan Sher is one of the two men being released. Eight other men are awaiting deportation.


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